Ayr United 1 - 5 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, October 24th, 2009, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park, Ayr
Attendance: 1,609
Referee: William Collum
Ayr United Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Roberts (13) Richie Foran (11)
Adam Rooney (15)
Dougie Imrie (21)
Richie Foran (25)
Richie Foran (57)

Team Managers
Brian Reid Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Samson
Gibson
Campbell
A. Aitken
N. McGowan
Keenan
Stevenson
R. McGowan
C. Aitken
Easton
Roberts
Ryan Esson
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
David Proctor
Nauris Bulvitus
Russell Duncan
Dougie Imrie
Adam Rooney
Richie Foran
Dani Sanchez

Bench
Connolly
Gormley
Cawley
Borris
Grindlay
Kyle Allison
Lee Cox
Johnny Hayes
Daniel Stratford
Andrew Barrowman

Substitutions
Gormley => C. Aitken (46)
Connolly => N. McGowan (46)
Borris => Easton (61)
Lee Cox for Russell Duncan (58)
Andrew Barrowman for Dani Sanchez (74)
Johnny Hayes for Adam Rooney (83)

Bookings
Easton (42)
Borris (80)
Gromley (81)
Gibson (85)
Ross Tokely (2)
Stuart Golabek (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 43 apps -
Grant Munro 301 apps10 goals
Stuart Golabek 239 apps5 goals
Nauris Bulvitus 17 apps1 goal
Ross Tokely 493 apps32 goals
David Proctor 106 apps8 goals
Russell Duncan 300 apps9 goals
Adam Rooney 54 apps10 goals
Richie Foran 33 apps10 goals
Dani Sanchez 15 apps5 goals
Dougie Imrie 64 apps9 goals
Lee Cox (sub) 18 apps2 goals
Johnny Hayes (sub) 17 apps3 goals
Andrew Barrowman (sub) 40 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (25 years 239 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2011 years 86 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 234 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Lee Cox (19 years 125 days)
Oldest Player:Dani Sanchez (2011 years 86 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 188 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Russell Duncan made his 300th competitive appearance for the Club.
Adam Rooney reached 10 goals for the Club.
Richie Foran reached 10 goals for the Club.
Richie Foran reached 10 goals for the Club.
Richie Foran reached 10 goals for the Club.

Clinical Inverness wiped the floor with Ayr through a stunning first-half goal burst.

Only Mark Roberts had a brief answer to Foran's early brace with further goals coming from Adam Rooney and Dougie Imrie before the Irishman completed the rout after the break.

Foran said: "I can play better and so can the team. There is definitely more to come. We believe we are one of the top teams in the league.

"It's my first league hat-trick and I've got the ball signed to take home. It was an important win and the boys have dedicated it to the gaffer."

Danni Sanchez played in Foran to slide the opener on 11 minutes before Roberts levelled with a tap-in after Ryan Esson's error four minutes later.

Then Inverness turned the screw with the excellent Sanchez setting up Rooney for a fine finish within 60 seconds.

With 21 minutes gone Craig Samson could only parry another effort from Sanchez and Imrie did the rest.

It was game over after just 25 minutes when Samson spilled David Proctor's shot allowing Foran to nod in for his second and his team's fourth.

Ayr boss Brian Reid made two half-time changes but his side's day got worse when a superb Ross Tokely cross gave Foran a back-post header to secure the match ball.

Match report written by Press



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dundee 11 6 4 1 16 10 6 22
2. Ross County 11 6 3 2 15 11 4 21
3. Queen of the South 11 6 2 3 21 11 10 20
4. Partick Thistle 11 5 4 2 19 10 9 19
5. Raith Rovers 11 5 3 3 14 9 5 18
6. Inverness CT 11 4 4 3 18 14 4 16
7. Dunfermline 11 4 2 5 12 13 -1 14
8. Morton 11 3 0 8 7 21 -14 9
9. Ayr United 11 1 4 6 8 20 -12 7
10. Airdrie United 11 0 4 7 6 17 -11 4